One of the things I am most proud of during my time at The Oregonian is the work I did for the annual Season of Sharing campaign. Every year The Oregonian asks dozens of social service agencies to identify their greatest needs. The paper publishes a special ad-free section to raise money and services for the agencies by highlighting specific examples of people in need. The emphasis is on real people with day-to-day practical needs that can be met by dollars or in-kind contributions from readers. The campaign has been going on for some 70 years and raises tens of thousands of dollars every year. I know a lot of publications do these things, but I believe we did ours especially well. Over my 11 years at the paper I shot the Season of Sharing feature twice; another year, I edited Jamie Francis's photos for the campaign and produced a half dozen multimedia pieces. I am proud that The Oregonian continues to dedicate resources to Season of Sharing.

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